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Search Enterprises, Inc. Charleston Full-Time
$110,000.00 - $125,000.00 / year
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  • Provide day-to-day leadership and overall guidance to the production professional staff and ensure high standards of safety and environmental performance while delivering against production cost, quality, and schedule objectives.
  • Become a technology expert on the processes by working closely with technology experts to learn the plant process and equipment.
  • Supports Production Manager and works with Production Team to ensure production is completed to meet business requirements (safely, on spec quality and on schedule).
  • Ensure timely technical input provided for process or facility changes utilizing the site MOC process, and appropriate communication and training is provided for all affected employees.
  • Ensure Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are written, maintained, utilized, and complied with.
  • Ensures sufficient production engineer staffing for 24/7 production operation.
  • Works with production staff to determine maintenance needs in a manner that is least disruptive to production.
  • Work closely with Production and Reliability Teams to prioritize and schedule all maintenance and reliability work.
  • Work closely with Engineering Manger to support execution of annual Capital and Expense project work (Production Engineers provide Process Scope and MOCs).
  • Ensures timely incident (SHE, Process, Quality, and Reliability) reporting, investigation and documentation, with corrective actions identified to prevent recurrence, and followed up to completion.
  • Ensure appropriate Hazard Review for process changes or non-SOP production activities.
  • Support ensuring good housekeeping is maintained in production areas.
  • Supervise and coach direct reports (Production Engineers and Production Staff) to ensure organizational goals are met.
  • Involve team in problem solving activities with an emphasis on continuous improvement.
  • Conducts safety huddles with staff on an on-going basis.
  • Serves as a role model for ensuring compliance with company policies.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal and state safety/environmental laws and regulations.
  • Issue, verify, and sign special work permits, confined space entry permits, and tank entry permits.
  • Ensures adequate training for operations personnel is completed.
  • Raw Material Demand, Production Planning and Scheduling.
Chemical Engineer with chemical plant experience that includes demonstrated
  • chemical production experience
  • Leadership
  • PSM (OSHA 1910.119)
  • plant shutdowns, turnarounds, and start-ups

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, refining and pharmaceutical sectors. They/We  are always looking for candidates with credentials and experience similar to the above. We have positions for engineers who are seeking an opportunity to move in operations, engineering or production. So if the location or responsibilities of this position do not satisfy your present  career desires, let us hear from you anyway, as other unadvertised positions may be of interest to you.  We DO NOT contact our client companies on your behalf without your approval.


CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, or closely related industry.  You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

Key Words:

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